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Balakot Air Strikes anniversary: Here’s what happened on February 26, 2019 at 3.30 am

The IAF’s Mirage 2000 fighters released their Spice 2000 penetrator bombs, each packed with 90 kg explosives, soon after.

Balakot Air Strikes anniversary:  On February 26, 2019 at 3.30 am, the Indian Air Force (IAF)  had carried out an airstrike in Pakistan’s Balakot targetting Jaish-e-Muhammed’s (JeM) terror training camps in response to a terror attack on CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama (Feb 14) in which at least 40 personnel were killed.

All you need to know

The Balakot Air Strike was conducted by the seventh and ninth squadrons of the Indian Air Force.

The Balakot air strikes were carried out in retaliation to the Pulwama attack on convoy of vehicles carrying CRPF security personnel on February 14 .

The IAF used the upgraded Mirage 2000 and Sukhio Su-30 MKI to carry out the attack.

The air strike was mainly conducted by 12 Mirage 2000 that flew from the Gwalior Air Force base.

The Mirage 2000 jet fighters, flying three separate formations, flew over north and central India for hours before entering Pakistan.

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